Episode 32: Crafting Storytelling into Wedding Videos John Goolsby is legendary in the wedding video industry for the quality and story-telling in his wedding videos. Yet, he follows the same rules as any other story-teller who wants the audience care about their characters and story. In this episode, hosts Norman Hollyn and Larry Jordan talk […]
Episode 31: How Editing Enhances the Script In Episode 30, we discussed how to find the emotional “turn” of a scene and how to shoot it. In this episode, we take the same scene and show how editing can build on what the cameras captured and enhance the performance of the actors. This 2-part series […]
Episode 30 – Changing Emotion is the Key to Good Storytelling Drama, by defintion, is emotion. The key is to figure out which character is the emotional core of each scene, then find ways to enhance the audience’s response to the emotional change that character is going through. Emotion doesn’t always mean yelling, or tears, […]
Episode 29 – Lighting Techniques In episode 12 we looked at how to use color to tell stories. In this episode, we look at how lighting enhances a multiple character dialog. In this episode, our two actors find themselves at a restaurant. How does the lighting change depending upon which actor is the center of […]
Episode 28: Secrets from a Casting Director Jane Jenkins is a legendary casting director – Apollo 13, When Harry Met Sally, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, Jurassic Park and the Princess Bride, to name only a few of the hundreds of films she has cast. Jane joins hosts Norman Hollyn and Larry Jordan to discuss the […]
Episode 27: Staging a Fight Scene Fight scenes are as tightly choreographed as any dance number – and much more likely to break a jaw if an actor isn’t paying attention. Join hosts Norman Hollyn and Larry Jordan as they disect a fight scene with the help of the “2 Reel Players.” Discover what makes […]
Episode 26: How Locations Can Help Advance Your Story Location – Location – Location. Its not just for retail anymore. Finding the right location can enhance your story, the wrong location can completely confuse your audience. Watch as hosts Norman Hollyn and Larry Jordan discuss the power of locations for story-telling. Along the way, they’ll […]
Episode 25: Good Characters A character is more than a costume, or a prop. In fact, the costume reflects the character, it doesn’t create it. In this episode of 2 Reel Guys, co-hosts Norman Hollyn and Larry Jordan discuss the difference between costume and character. In fact, and this may not come as a surprise, […]
Episode 24: Music Video TRT: 8:09 Title: Music Videos Are Still About Story Music videos are just as much about story as any drama; its just that all the characters are singing. This means that all the techniques you’ve learned about story-telling for drama are just as relevant as story-telling for a music video. In […]
“What’s the worst time you’ve ever spent in an editing room?” Sometimes, those times are easier to count than the good times. Why? Because the team creating the program don’t know how to talk to each other.
In this episode of the 2 Reel Guys, co-hosts Norman Hollyn and Larry Jordan share techniques learned from years of editing video and feature film projects. Larry shares his experience of editing video under the pressure of live and nearly-live deadlines, while Norman explains how he gets inside the head of the director to figure out EXACTLY what the scene is supposed to be about.
Creating film is all about collaboration and this episode shows you how. “Improving Communication in the Editing Room” – this week, on the 2 Reel Guys.